From Australian Herald Sun
UNABLE to cope with the pressure of her marriage to Tom Cruise, it is being reported in the US that Katie Holmes is seeking a trial separation from her husband.
The former Dawsons Creek actress is said to be crushed by the weight of her marriage to the Top Gun star, and plans to take their daughter, Suri, with her to New York City, reports Star magazine.
But Cruise is reportedly against her plans.
The news of a trial separation comes after reports in the UK's Daily Mail stated that Cruise wanted Holmes to stay away from one of her few gal pals in Hollywood - Victoria Beckham, because the negative effect their friendship was having on his wife's attitude to her own body.
Star magazine also claims that Holmes, 29, is trying to break away from her controlled life under the watchful eyes of her husband and move to Manhattan in what will be a sort of trial separation.
A source told the publication: "She desperately needs to be on her own for a while, but there's no way Tom is going to let her take Suri away."
"There's no way he'll allow it.
"He just doesn't want Katie or Suri out of his sight for long.
"He told her that if she goes to New York, fine, but he goes with her."
It is understood the couple's tug of war over their daughter has intensified.
The news of a separation comes as TV star Jason Beghe who is reportedly friends with Cruise, has slammed the Church of Scientology in a rant released on YouTube.